Public Sector & Public Procurement

The team advises the public sector with creative and innovative solutions. We have been one of the top-rated law firms in all rankings for years.

The lawyers of the Practice Group have been among the market leaders for years. They are advising on many large public sector projects with a total volume exceeding EUR 40 billion.

Market leader in public procurement law in 1st place

In the JUVE Handbook "Commercial Law Firms 2023/2024", HEUKING is ranked first in public procurement law for the twelfth time in a row. Juve comments extensively:

"She (editor's note: Dr. Ute Jasper) is particularly successful in convincing clients of the quality of her work in such a way that they also rely on the lawyers' broad wealth of experience in follow-up mandates.

This is reflected in projects for well-known clients at federal level (federal government, ministries and authorities) and for major cities (Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg) as well as for well-known companies, such as Niedersachsen Ports, which once again approached the team with a whole series of mandates last year.

The topics of transport infrastructure and the energy transition, for which public clients consult the practice for extensive modernizations, are very popular. For example, the focus was on building refurbishment, as, in addition to outdated structures in the transport sector, buildings are among the biggest energy guzzlers and need to be retrofitted accordingly.

Competitors praise the team for having "the manpower to optimally occupy new fields such as sustainability". This is exemplified by an important climate project with a showcase character for the city of Krefeld, which aims to have climate-neutral public buildings by 2023.

It is remarkable that the awarding teams at their respective locations are so well staffed that they work independently, but the cross-practice cooperation on projects that also require other specialist areas is successful at the highest level."

Often recommended:

One client commented on Dr. Ute Jasper: "have always been successful with her". According to a competitor: "sits firmly in the saddle, one of the most visible in the market".

Ulf Christiani is perceived by one client as: "highly specialized, practical solutions and very good service level".

Dr. Martin Schellenberg is seen by a competitor as "reliable, pragmatic solutions and very well networked". Solutions and very well networked", "very wealth of experience and skillful negotiator, technically outstanding".

One client said of Dr. Laurence Westen: "always shows concrete structuring possibilities".

Both in national rankings such as WirtschaftsWoche or Law Firms in Germany and in international rankings, the lawyers for public procurement and public law are regularly among the best advisers in their field.  

The bases of our success are:

  • We are one of the largest and thus most flexible teams in the public sector with net-worked offices all across Germany.
  • Our lawyers do not only know laws and jurisdiction, hurdles, and obstacles. They solve problems and design projects.
  • We are not advising according to departments with ever-changing specialist lawyers, but our partners are responsible for the success of the entire legal project.
  • With our office in Brussels, we offer special expertise on European Union topics and contacts to the European Union Commission.
  • We supply our clients with up-to-date information on new laws and judgments in our newsletters and seminars. Brief, to the point and practice-oriented.

We are proud of our clients' confidence: More than 90 percent of our assignments are follow-up matters or recommendations.

What are we offering to our team members?

If you want to work for us as a trainee, lawyer, or assistant, you will join a team that has been recognized with the highest national and international awards (from JUVE/Legal 500, Chambers), and you will work on interesting and challenging cases.
At our firm, you are not just sitting behind a desk. You will be designing projects and actively solving problems - you will accept responsibility.

Awarded by the most important german lawyer's ranking with the "Oscar" and on tier 1 in the field of Public Procurement and first position for Subsidies, Transport, Environment and Planning Regulation.


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